Arkeologisk utgravning av gravhaug på lokalitet Hålandsmarka gnr. 4 bnr. 1, Time k.
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This report is one from a total of three excavation reports derived from the excavations in Hålandsmarka. The present account is referred to the excavation of a large circular barrow dated to LRA / MP in Hålandsmarka, Time Kommune, Rogaland. The excavation took place during 17 weeks in the months of July to October 2008 a team of three assistants and one field supervisor. The same amount of time was assigned for the post excavation tasks, including the report writing carried out by the authors of the report. Initially, the mound appeared to be a partially damaged 21 round structure measuring 21 meters in diameter by ca. 2 meters high. The excavation revealed a monumental structure consisting in a core cairn of 13m in diameter by 1,5 m high. The stones in this cairn were beautifully arranged in layers, according size. This cairn had been covered by a fine sand layer deposited in two phases. Central to the core cairn, a 2m long by 0,7m grave chamber also showed indications of having been reutilized at least two times being the last an inhumation grave. Among the recovered artifacts in this grave we highlight a spearhead from the transition period between MP/ MvP and a fragment of fibula typologically dated to MP. Around the mound indications of a partially preserved boundary trench and stone clusterings of uncertain character were documented. These structures did not provide any diagnostic finds.
Oppdragsgiver: Bryne Industripark AS